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photo.JPG Well weird to me anyway. Three times in the last two weeks, big bass have hit my catfish rig on the bottom hard. I only landed two of them. I assume the circle C hook is not the easiest for the bass to set his self. I find this weird because the bass are hitting the rig on the bottom and shooting straight up and out of the water. So I always think its a catfish until it breaks water. I'm not complaining by no means, but is this normal? I've added a pic of the one I caught yesterday out of Mckellers pond.
 

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If there is any current there, maybe the bait flutters around in the current and looks alive enough to eat? We used to fish for catfish with hotdogs and would catch a bass every now and then.
 

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I've caught plenty of bass fishing for redfish down in FL in brackish water on cutbait... Never was a big fan of circle hooks for anything but catfish and grouper though.
 

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Pond bass are more likely to grab anything they know they can eat. I've caught LMB in ponds before on chicken livers.. I assume this is because of the variations or scarceness of food at times.
 

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Thanks for this feedback. It's just frustrating cause when I wanna catch bass at Mckellers, I can't. I've been bank fishing though and the bass are probably out way deeper. Guess I'll have to throw the yak in.
 
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